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March 27, 2010

Podcast: Birmingham Hip Resurfacing

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On April 17, 2007, 5pm EDT, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center surgeons will demonstrate a Birmingham Hip™ Resurfacing procedure.

An alternative to standard total hip replacement, the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in May 2006. It is designed to remove less of the patient’s bone than traditional hip replacement surgery.

The procedure is a breakthrough in total hip surgery that allows hip replacements to be performed in young and active patients and allows them to participate in sports activities without the limitations imposed on standard total joint patients. Candidates for the resurfacing surgery are people under age 55 with hip…

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Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) Technique in Live Webcast

Shawnee Mission Medical Center will showcase a new, less invasive approach to hip replacement during a live surgical Webcast on Wednesday, September 20, at 7 p.m.
During the Webcast, Scott Cook, MD, will perform the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) technique. Cook is one of just 40 doctors in the United States trained to do the procedure.

Rather than replacing the entire hip joint, as in a total hip replacement, hip resurfacing simply shaves and caps a few centimeters of bone within the joint. The bone-conserving approach of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System preserves more of the patient’s natural bone structures and stability, covering the joint’s surfaces with an all-metal implant that more closely resembles a tooth cap than a hip implant. This approach reduces the post-operative risks of dislocation and inaccurate leg length, and because the all-metal implant is made from tough, smooth cobalt chrome, it has the potential to last longer than traditional hip implants, which involved the removal of the entire femoral head and neck. The Birmingham Hip resurfacing technique, however, leaves the head and neck untouched.

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